- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Your opinion matters
- Need money for college?
- Free gently used Christmas Trees
- Winter weather will be here soon
- Fall cleanup/leaf removal schedule
- Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Program
- New Community Center hours
- Don’t let the holidays “gobble up” your finances
- Green Corner
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Our goal is to provide you with the best homes, community, service and value. To let us know how we are performing Corvias Military Living has contracted with ResidentSurveys.com, a division of SatisFacts Research, to conduct a brief online survey.
You will receive a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com” (please verify your current email address with the office team). You have the option to include your name with your ratings and comments, or your feedback can be anonymous. As a thank you, for your time, you will be entered in a drawing and you could win a great prize. Your opinion matters and we appreciate your feedback.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2016 Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1st at corviasfoundation.org.
Jimmy's Trees is a local organization out of Lawrence, KS that provides gently used Christmas trees to families in need during the Christmas season. They have offered a limited supply of artificial trees to our Fort Riley residents. Trees will be given on a first come first served basis and will be available for pick-up the first Saturday in December. If you are interested in received a free tree please contact Susan Rosian at 785-717-2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to find out more about their organization.
Winter weather in Kansas can be unpredictable at times and we want residents to be informed and prepared for the upcoming winter months.
The time to prepare for winter weather is here. To protect your belongings this winter, following these simple steps:
- Disconnect hose from all outside water faucets now to help avoid frozen pipes.
- If you plan on leaving your home for an extended period of time, keep the heat on to prevent pipes from freezing. Leave your thermostat set between 60 and 65 degrees.
- Following a snow or ice storm, Corvias Military Living's contractor will clear or treat all streets, public sidewalks and parking lots in each community. A system is in place to clear main roads first to allow emergency vehicle access and then proceed to clear all residential streets.
- We request your patience and help during the times roadways are being treated by limiting travel. Please park vehicles only in approved parking areas and avoid blocking sidewalks.
- Residents are encouraged to keep their private porch, sidewalk and driveway free of snow and ice to avoid slips and falls. Complimentary traction control material will be available at your Community Office.
- Historic Main Post- Week of 19 October
- McClellan Neighborhood- Week of 2 November
- Ellis Neighborhood- Week of 2 November and 9 November
- Historic Main Post- Week of 9 November and 16 November
- Warner/Peterson- Week of 16 November and 23 November
- Colyer Manor- Week of 23 November and 30 November
- Forsyth- Week of 30 November and 7 December
- Historic Main Post- Week of 7 December and 14 December
Military families face unique challenges. They may struggle with issues such as deployment-related stress, reintegration and pressures of managing parenting and finances while a loved one is deployed.
Counseling is available through the Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) program. This program offers trained, licensed professional counselors for service members and their families to speak with free of charge for up to 12 sessions. All information shared with the counselors is kept strictly confidential and off the record, except to meet legal obligations or prevent harm to self or others. MFLC strive to promote a culture that encourages service members and families to seek assistance when coping with the concerns of daily life and to eliminate barriers that service members may feel prevent them from reaching out for help.
Non-medical counseling supports military families with a variety of common concerns that occur within the military lifestyle, including but are not limited to:
- Loss or grief
- Relocation adjustment concerns, including homesickness
- Stress reactions to the deployment cycle
- Stress reactions to reintegration and the transition from warrior to civilian
You can access non-medical counseling online, on the phone or face-to-face. To contact a Fort Riley MFLC, visit the website. MFLC are available to meet in-person on or off the military installation. The sessions can occur in individual, couple, family or group settings through walk-in and flexible appointment times.
Starting November 2nd MFLC will be available every week in your Corvias Community Center during the following times:
- Colyer Forsyth: Monday’s 2-4pm and Thursday’s 10-12pm
- Warner Peterson: Monday’s 10-12pm and Thursday’s 2-4pm
- McClellan: Monday’s 2-4pm and Thursday’s 10-12pm
- Ellis Heights: Monday’s 10-12pm and Thursday’s 2-4pm
Beginning November 1st, Corvias Community Centers will no longer be staffed on Sundays. Activities in the centers that require checking out of equipment (pool table, video game remotes, basketballs, etc.) will only be available during our regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. We encourage residents to continue to take advantage of Community Center amenities such as fitness centers, laundry facilities and gym available via key fob, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm, seven days a week.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is touted as the biggest shopping day of the year and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This can also be a stressful time, as gift giving can quickly “gobble” up your hard-earned money. Don’t fret – we’ve got some quick and easy tips to ensure that your many purchases don’t burn a hole in your wallet. Read more…
- Before you hit the stores, be aware of where your finances currently stand. Only purchase items that you are confident you can afford.
- Create a budget specifically for holiday shopping. Follow your budget as closely as possible, and track your spending. Need help? Contact the Financial Readiness Program at 337-531-1957.
- Ask for military discounts wherever you go. Even if stores do not advertise the discount, ask – you may be pleasantly surprised to hear the answer.
- Shop around. Look at the circulars for sales and discounts. Recognize a good price when you see one.
- Follow your gut instincts – if you think a potential gift is too much for you to spend, look for something else at a lower price.
- Cyber Monday, anyone? Check for last minute deals and steals online on Monday, December 2.
- Some of the best gifts come from the heart and cost nothing at all. Be creative!
- Don’t forget to stop, relax, and enjoy the season with your family and friends. That’s really what it is all about.
How can you save energy when cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t open the oven door while you’re cooking! Instead, turn on the oven light and check on your food through the oven window.